Trim your high limbs and branches without ever leaving the ground. This Ryobi Electric Pole Saw features an adjustable shaft for an overall length of 9 ft. Designed with convenience in mind, the Ryobi Pole Saw features an instant-starting 6 Amp electric motor, and an automatic oiler system. This saw features an in-line motor for precise pruning, and the angled head provides ultimate control. All backed by a 3 year warranty, the Ryobi Electric Pole Saw is ready to make quick work of all your hard-to-reach pruning jobs.
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84%of customersrecommend this product47 of 56reviews
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Ease of use
84%of customersrecommend this product47 of 56reviews
Have borrowed a mixed gas unit last couple of years for the 1/2 to 1 hour I need to trim around house and shop . Rebuilt carb first time and last year totally replaced carb and fuel lines due to ethanol gas . Same issue this year even though gas had been drained . So looked around and found this at Home Depot . I am very familiar with saws , I own a Pro Stihl 441 magnum , and do lots of cutting . Although Electric , I was really Impressed with this saw , Everything from 1" to 6" Oak limbs , No Problem . 1) Make Sure Bolt for Chain is Tight before using . 2) if Chain starts to hang down a little , Stop and Tighten . Although the drive is similar to a regular chainsaw , If chain gets to loose , it jumps the bar and may damage the chain . ( I was able to use a grinder and fix the 3 drive links that got hammered ) . 3) IT IS ELECTRIC !!! Let the Weight of the saw cut . With the bar being at an angle , you can basically get the saw up there , rest it on limb , and pull trigger . 4) Use GOOD Extension Cord !!! I Use 12 gauge in either 50' or 100' length . Quickest way to burn up a electric motor is to long a cord and to small of gauge wire size . Example stringing Two ( 2 ) 14 gauge 100' cords together . Bad Idea . To much power loss through cord , thus motor overheats .
All in All , A great Product for that occasional use that I need it for .
Fred H. Jacksonville, OR.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Cuts Well, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
This saw should sell for $40. The product is way over priced considering cost of product materials and labor. No oil. No extension cord. Wire binds within pole which prevents collapse of pole. Uses to much oil and leaks when not in use. NO THANKS!
If you have a lot of horizontal branches to cut 6 ft to 8 ft off the ground and don't like ladders, this works great. It's too cumbersome and dangerous to use on a ladder to get higher branches, and doesn't retract all the way that it could because the internal cord jams the telescoping poles, limiting it's use for low branches. A better solution for high branches is a rope and chain manual tree saw. It's useful for branches you can't reach up to 25+ feet off the ground; requires more effort, but is much cheaper and versatile for occasional use. Another option is an electric pole saw that can be taken off the pole for cutting up the branch once it is on the ground. This pole saw doesn't work for that either.
I purchased this saw to help me take down three large Live Oaks. It more than did the job. My neighbors' all can't believe how easy it is to use! I'm a 58 year old woman and this saw was the reason I saved big $$'s by removing the trees myself!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Light Weight
11out of11found this review helpful.
Review 6 for 6 Amp Pole Chainsaw
PostedOctober 27, 2013
Ease of use
No, I do not recommend this product.
The saw worked fine the first few times, but then I had problems with the chain coming off easily. The housing that covers up the end of the bar and gear is very poorly designed, and does not last. After only a few uses, I ended up replacing all the little parts in there. It still had problems, I could cut one or two limbs and then the chain would fly off each time. Not worth the hassle, I went back to my manual pole saw, which has double the reach anyway.
Cons: Not Durable
1out of1found this review helpful.
Review 7 for 6 Amp Pole Chainsaw
from Portland, OR, USA
Age Range:65 or over
Home Improvement Profile:Other
Was looking for something that was lightweight and easy to use. The Ryobi was all that I could hope for.
The Ryobi was ready to use right after taking it out of the box and putting OIL in the chain oiler. Was nice having the auto oiler, unlike many of the prunner I looked at that had a manual oiler. I have a driveway that is over 1/3 of a mile long and have prune all the trees on the driveway with no problems. I did this with the Ryobi even with a bad back.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Great Engine, Light Weight
On the plus side, this chainsaw is powerfull enough for its size and the pole extends far enough to prune most of my tree branches.
On the minus side, I had to adjust the chain on mine out of the box, as it was very lose. This is OK for me, because I like to check any new equipment I get before using it, just be aware you may have to check yours, too.
It tends to get a little top heavy with the pole extended to reach tall branches. This was expected because the head contains the motor, chain, etc...
The most annoying thing I have found with this particular model is the fact that there is lots of oil that drips from it when in storage. The manual tells you to empty the tank every time you finish using it, but there is still oil that drips from it and I ended up having to put a plastic tray right under the head of the saw to catch the messy oil while in storage.
This saw is not meant for heavy duty prunning, but should be useful for the average home user. Be sure to put some oil in its tank everyt time before using, though!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Powerful, Easy to Store, easy pole extension
Cons: Limited Features, gets a little top heavy when extended, drips and drips oil even when tank is empty
I'm not the kinda guy that takes care of my tools. I'm very abusive and use them in the way that everyone says not to. That said, after I screwed up the original chain on this saw, I went to home depot and bought another one. It uses the homelite 8in chain. Once I got the hang of adjusting the chain, this little bad boy was just as relentless as I was. I removed dead and live branches from 12 spruce trees and then used it to cut 3, 8-in trunks. Well as you might have guessed, the chain is rather dull now and needs downward pressure to cut anything but it did everything I wanted too without a hitch. Yes, I did use bar oil that needs to be bought separately except for the trunks when I saw sparks coming from the chain. It was the end of the day and I was too lazy to put some in. It did what it supposed to do and it doesn't owe me a dime. Surprisingly, it's still alive so I'm gonna get another chain and do some cleanup of stubs. Would not hesitate to buy another if I killed this one but it's still going.
It really cuts well - slicing through good size branches of 4-5" thickness with ease. My only issue is that the head of the tool - the chain saw - is heavier that the handle/trigger end, so it takes effort to keep it balanced. I broke my elbow 2x and had surgery on it 3x - so holding up the heavy end is a challenge. 'Normal' people should have no problem. They just need to be careful when it cuts all the way through the branch, and be prepared so the chain saw end doesn't suddenly fall toward the ground!
Used trimmer for 20 minutes and it broke. The clip holding the washer that holds the chain saw on the sprocket fell off and the chain will not stay on the sprocket. Very poor design as the clip should be more secure, possibly a cotter pin.
The saw cut well the 20 minutes I was able to use it.
I had purchased this to get rid of some tree overgrowth from a neighbor's tree into our yard. You do have to buy chain and bar oil before using it since it does not come with a single drop of it.
My husband could not believe how effortless and effective this was to use. I was even able to use it myself, although not fully extended. The weight of the end on the fully extended pole was a little too heavy for me and I didn't feel comfortable yielding a wobbly chainsaw around. But for my husband, it was not an issue. He took down branches and limbs that were about 6 inches in diameter, if not more, and then used it to cut the branches into smaller sizes for bundling. I'm sure it's not recommended to do so, but I don't see why you couldn't take down a tree altogether with this thing.
Even my neighbor came out and could not believe how awesome this thing was. He and my husband kept commenting on how impressed they were for it being an electric tool. Whatever that means :)
All in all, this thing worked phenomenally. We had zero issues, start to finish. And for being one of the cheaper pole saws, you really couldn't ask for anything more.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, Easy to Store
Great saw for the money. I thought the fact that it was electric meant it would be a weak saw. Not so. It sliced right through 4" hardwood limbs with no trouble. The fact that there's no 2 stroke gas/oil to mess with is a plus.
I purchased this polesaw on 5/10/13 andquickly put it together to test it. Cut limbs off alarge pine tree about 10 ft off the ground. Worked smoothly even on limbs 4-5 inches in diameter. exceeded my expectations. would reccomend buying this saw.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Durable
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 16 for 6 Amp Pole Chainsaw
from Houston, Texas
Age Range:45 to 54
PostedNovember 5, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
The chain fell off after after a few minutes of use. It took me longer to get it out of the box and assemble it. I took it back to Home Depot for a refund.
I have had this for about 2 to3 months & have used it maybe 5 times. My only real issue it the 9' reach. It could use another 6 foot. I have cut branches up to about 4" with no issues. It does seem to use quite a bit of bar/chain oil. Much more than my professional grade 2 cycle chainsaw. If only I could put that on a pole. :)
Pros: does what it should within 9' Quite.
Cons: Limited reach. Limited to 100' extension cord (limited on what is recommended. Gets a bit top heavy when trying to gut at max height.
I was worried that 6 amps wouldn't be enough power when most competitors are powering their electric pole saws with 8 or 9 amps... but in use, this Ryobi has never bogged down for me, and I've cut heavy limbs beyond its advertised capacity.
The angled chain bar is a Ryobi exclusive as far as I know and it makes this pole saw safer and much more useable than the competition. It's why I bought the Ryobi in the first place. The price is quite reasonable too, and the quality is pretty good too for a consumer product. I expect the saw to last well, although only time will tell.
The only negatives - which are probably shared by all pole saws - are the fact that the chain seems to need tightening pretty often and the nice, automatic bar oiler goes through bar oil pretty fast: Watch for both issues when using this saw! Keep it clean, oiled & tight!
Pros: Powerful, Great Engine, Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store, Light Weight
For an electric pole saw this is a decent value. It is EXTREMELY top heavy because the motor is at the opposite end of the handle, so if you're accustomed to the motor being close to your body with a gas pole saw, this saw is the opposite. It is very heavy and cumbersome and this makes the saw difficult to control and handle when cutting. A counter weight on the control handle would really help with this problem.
The chain constantly binds and slips so you'll spent a lot of time putting the chain back on. This saw uses a TON of oil. It'll only go about 10 minutes before you need to refill it.
This saw is a monster and makes great cuts on thicker branches and small to medium tree trunks 4 to 6 inches in diameter. Does not work well on small branches or larger tree trunks.